Great gumbo and first-rate fun for everyone at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort during the extended Presidents Day weekend
DESTIN, FL, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
The 24th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival is serving up great gumbo and
first-rate family fun over the extended Presidents Day Weekend -
tickets now available online
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
announces great gumbo paired with first-rate family fun at the Gulf
Coast's favorite winter food event - the 24th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival, held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at
the Village of Baytowne Wharf. People from all over the southeast are
expected to join in the festivities during the extended Presidents Day
For more than two decades, the Sandestin Gumbo Festival has been known
as one of the largest and most popular winter food events along
Florida's Gulf Coast. Now in its 24th year, the event takes over
Baytowne Wharf during the extended Presidents Weekend, Saturday,
February 16th from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. From live Zydeco music, family
activities to the best gumbo cook-off on the Gulf Coast, this year is
promising to serve up fun for everyone. Tickets are now available for
purchase online at www.sandestingumbofestival.com.
"The Gumbo Festival is one of our longest running and most enjoyable
food events," says Lanier Motes, Special Event Manager for the Village
of Baytowne Wharf. "Many Gulf Coast restaurants serve up their best
gumbo, hoping to take home the 'Area's Best' and 'People's Choice'
awards. Guests can look forward to tasting great gumbo and voting for
their favorite, while listening to live Zydeco music."
All participating restaurants will serve their best gumbo recipe, most
filled with chicken, sausage or seafood, while celebrity judges choose
their favorites through a blind voting process. Judges will award the
top three restaurants and businesses in the "Area's Best" gumbo.
Participating restaurants and businesses will vie for placement in the
following categories: "Area's Best - Veteran," participating more than
5 years; "Area's Best - 5 Years or Less," participating five years or
less; "Area's Best - Freshman;" for the first-timers.
Festival guests can vote for "The People's Choice" awards in gumbo and
with their vote guests will be eligible for raffle items from the
participating restaurants. After "The People's Choice" honors are
given, judges will award the "Best Display" with one winner. The awards
ceremony will begin at approximately 4 p.m.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on event day. Tickets are available
for purchase online at www.sandestingumbofestival.com or for purchase at these Village of Baytowne Wharf vendors: Graffiti & the Funky Blues Shack or Aloha Surf Company starting January 14.
The Sandestin Gumbo Festival is proud to partner with The United Way,
where a portion of the net event proceeds benefit local United Way
agencies Caring & Sharing and The Walton County Education Foundation.
The Village of Baytowne Wharf invites local businesses and restaurants
to join in the fun by becoming a gumbo participant. Participants of The
Sandestin Gumbo Festival will be included in the event's marketing
package, in an opportunity to win radio and print advertising through
our sponsors and award winners will receive prize money. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Special Rates and Packages
Sandestin is making it easy to get away with a variety of options and
deals for individuals and families. Discounted gumbo packages are
available with rates starting at $89 per night (Code: GUMBO). Other
special rate options include: a FREE Night with the purchase of two for
Presidents Day Weekend. (Code: FREE3). Book your Presidents Day Weekend
at www.sandestin.com or call 866-91-BEACH.
All of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort's packages and accommodations
come with a wide variety of recreational activities including bike
rental, tennis court time, on-site tram service, access to fitness
center access and so much more.
For people wanting to come for just the day, tickets will go on sale
January 14 and will be $20 in advance and $25 event day.
About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a major destination for all seasons and all ages, and was named the
#1 resort on Florida's Emerald Coast. The resort invites guests to a
world of 2,400 acres and 30 charming neighborhoods featuring 1,300
Destin vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town homes and the best
in Destin hotel accommodations. As a member of Visit South Walton and
Visit Florida, the resort features more than seven miles of beaches and
pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class
tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 113-slip marina, a fitness center
and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a charming
pedestrian village with events, shopping, dining and nightlife. People
are invited to download Sandestin's APP for iPhone and Android devices,
or become a Facebook Fan or Twitter follower for the latest events and
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